- What is the mildly tapered fork that I have?!
It’s normal for the steerer to be slightly thicker at the base- that’s why the crown race slips down over most if it easily then tightens at the bottom.
Alternative- has the Hope been transferred from another frame? Perhaps with a hammer and punch? I had to slightly machine out a Hope headset because it had deformed a little, there’s not much clearance between the headset cup and the fork steerer so it didn’t take much to cause problems. Not something I’ve ever had with any other headset but that could just be coincidence- it did seem a little soft.
<edit- god DAMN it. I’m still claiming the goal though>Posted 3 years ago
Purchased some xotic carbon forks clearly advertised as 1 1/8
They arrived all shiny like 5 minutes work and tbey were cut to size, 5 minutes more work sfn installed 5 minutes after that old on one steel jobs out and crown race swapped over.
With the forplay over i gently slip it in…
Hole isnt big enough. Looking at it there is very slight thickening to the base of the steerer. Bugger.
Eyeballing would suggest its a 1×1/8+a bit
What is this new standard?!Posted 3 years ago
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